Brentwood- Tom Hayden discusses and signs "Listen, Yankee!: Why Cuba Matters"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes author Tom Hayden to the store to discuss and sign his new political science book, Listen, Yankee! Why Cuba Matters, on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30pm.
Listen, Yankee! is informed by the author's unique history--not only as an observer of Cuba's complex and intricate past, but also as a US revolutionary student leader whose efforts to mobilize political change in the US mirrored a simultaneous radical transformation in Cuba. Chapters are devoted to the writings of Che Guevara, Regis Debray, and C. Wright Mills; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Weather Underground; the assassination of JFK; the strong historical links between Cuba and Africa; the Carter era; the Clinton era; Cuban 5; and Elian Gonzalez. Hayden documents the remarkable influence Cuba has had across Latin America. Perhaps most importantly, he rightly presents the great opportunity both countries now have to finally find common ground to the advantage of Cubans and Americans alike.
Tom Hayden is a social activist, legislator, educator, and speaker. He is the author of The Port Huron Statement, which has long been considered the founding document of the Sixties movement. He is the author of more than 15 books including, most recently, Voices of the Chicago 8: A Generation on Trial and Writings for a Democratic Society: The Tom Hayden Reader. He writes for The Nation and many other magazines.